Contract canceled for possible violations of state laws
RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles today closed the Chapel Hill License Plate Agency for possible violations of state laws at the agency.
The agency, located at 201 W. Estes Drive, Suite 137, has been closed following an internal review into its operations initiated by NCDMV’s Vehicle Services Section and the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General. After referral to the division’s License and Theft Bureau, investigators determined that inappropriate activities, including accounting irregularities, warranted closure of the office and the cancellation of its contract.
The Chapel Hill plate agency has been in operation since 1999 under contract to Caprina Kirkpatrick of High Point.
DMV representatives will perform a final inventory audit of the agency, and remove equipment and supplies belonging to the state. The investigation is ongoing, and charges are pending.
Two nearby license plate agencies offering service Monday through Friday are in Durham at 1058 W. Club Blvd, Suite 626, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., (919) 286-4908, and at 5410 Hwy. 55, Suite AB, from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., (919) 544-3662.
LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, about 120 license plate agencies operate across North Carolina.